The understanding that we can restore weather and climate systems by protecting and restoring the living surface of the Earth is an idea whose time has come. In these final two episodes in this Water, Life, Climate, and Civilization series, we’ll hear discussions of how this understanding is beginning to guide our response to climate change, from grassroots to international levels.
In this first of the two panels, I met with three friends from previous episodes who have had a big influence on how I think about our relation to water, life, and climate:
Professor Millan Millan, mesometeorologist
Li An Phoa, founder of Drinkable Rivers
John D. Liu, filmmaker and ecologist
Here are the linked references for the three of Millan’s papers that I said in the discussion I’d include here in the show notes.
Millán, M. M. et al (2005). Climatic Feedbacks and Desertification: The Mediterranean Model, Journal of Climate, 18(5), 684-701.
Millán, Millán. (2014). Extreme hydrometeorological events and climate change predictions in Europe. Journal of Hydrology 518 (2014) 206-224. Journal of Hydrology. 518. 206-224.
Pausas, J.G., & Millán, M.M. (2019). Greening and Browning in a Climate Change Hotspot: The Mediterranean Basin. BioScience.